Sociology: Social Theory

  • Class and Everyday Life: Critiques and Practices book cover

    Class and Everyday Life

    Critiques and Practices

    By Kirsteen Paton

    Why is social class still important in the twenty-first century, and in what ways? This text challenges claims that class is ‘dead’ by exploring how it comes to manifest itself in our everyday lives, whether in the bedroom or the gym, on social media sites or in the music charts. Taking a…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Geographical Gerontology: Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches book cover

    Geographical Gerontology

    Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches

    Edited by Mark Skinner, Gavin Andrews, Malcolm Cutchin

    Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programs. This book focuses on the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory book cover

    Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory

    Edited by Soren Askegaard, Benoit Heilbrunn

    Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory is the first reference work to compile the contributions of the greatest social thinkers to the global conversation about consumption and consumer culture. A prestige reference work, it offers original chapters by the world's most prominent thought leaders.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge

  • Being and Dwelling through Tourism: An anthropological perspective book cover

    Being and Dwelling through Tourism

    An anthropological perspective

    By Catherine Palmer

    Much of the existing literature seeks to make sense of tourism based on singular approaches such as visuality, identity, mobility, performance and globalised consumption. What is missing, however, is an overarching framework within which these valuable approaches can be located. This book offers…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    New Directions in Tourism Analysis

  • Jung and Sociological Theory: Readings and Appraisal book cover

    Jung and Sociological Theory

    Readings and Appraisal

    Edited by Gavin Walker

    Carl Jung has always lain at the edge of sociology's consciousness, despite the existence of a long-established Freudian tradition. Yet, over the years, a small number of sociological writers have considered Jung; one or two Jungian writers have considered sociology. The range of perspectives is…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Unconscious Contracts: A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society book cover

    Unconscious Contracts

    A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society

    By Michael Allingham

    Originally published in 1987 this highly original work explores how the nature and institutions of society are determined by our unconscious as well as our conscious aims – how individuals join together in ‘unconscious contracts’. The author does this by integrating psychoanalysis and social…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis

  • Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking book cover

    Walking into the Void

    A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking

    By Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath

    The book starts by discussing the significance of walking for the experience of being human, including a comparative study of the language and cultures of walking. It then reviews in detail, relying on archaeology, two turning points of human history: the emergence of cave art sanctuaries and a new…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Existence, Meaning, Excellence: Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life book cover

    Existence, Meaning, Excellence

    Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life

    By Andrius Bielskis

    This book addresses the ‘perennial’ question of the meaning of life from the point of view of a novel interpretation of Aristotle’s teleology. Beginning with the premise that at the core of modernity and modern moral imagination are the entropy of meaning and the sense of meaninglessness, the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination: Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 book cover

    Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination

    Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place’s social and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Theorizing Digital Divides book cover

    Theorizing Digital Divides

    Edited by Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert

    Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Religion and the Internet book cover

    Religion and the Internet

    Edited by Heidi Campbell

    Religion and the Internet will present a range of scholarly articles that offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary study of new media, religion and digital culture. Scholars have documented individuals using computer networks for religious discussions and enagagment since the early 1980s.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

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